A learning college for the 21st century / Terry O'Banion.

By: O'Banion, Terry, 1936-
Contributor(s): American Association of Community Colleges
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: American Council on Education/Oryx Press series on higher educationPublisher: Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1997Description: xx, 260 p. : ill. ; 23 cmISBN: 1573561134 (alk. paper); 9781573561136Subject(s): Community colleges -- United States | Learning | College teaching -- United States | Educational change -- United States | Community college teaching -- United StatesDDC classification: 378.0520973 LOC classification: LB2328.15.U6 | O33 1997Online resources: WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents Trimming the branches of a dying tree / Terry O'Banion -- The student is first / Terry O'Banion -- Back to the future / Terry O'Banion -- How firm a foundation : the promise of technology / Terry O'Banion -- How firm a foundation : learning research, outcome measures, and learning organizations / Terry O'Banion -- The journey of transformation for Sinclair Community College / David H. Ponitz -- Emerging models of the new paradigm at Jackson Community College / Lee Howser and Carole Schwinn -- Lane changes : transformation at Lane Community College / Jerry Moskus -- Becoming a learner-centered college system at Maricopa / Paul A. Elsner -- The Palomar College experience / George R. Boggs and Diane G. Michael -- The Community College of Denver creates a climate for learning / Byron McClenney -- Launching a learning college / Terry O'Banion.
Summary: Summary: Many earlier attempts at education reform have failed, causing some critics to call for a much more expansive wave of reform in which learning becomes a central focus. O'Banion presents an argument for the community college, with its strong penchant for innovation and risk-taking, as the ideal forum for creating this new learning paradigm. He proposes a provocative new concept called "the learning college," which is designed to help students make passionate connections to learning. The book describes in detail the six key principles that form the definition and character of a learning college. Emerging models of this concept are already in place at a handful of community colleges, and six of these pioneering institutions share their initial journeys in this book. O'Banion provides a practical guide for community college leaders who are preparing their institutions to enter the 21st century.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents Trimming the branches of a dying tree / Terry O'Banion --
The student is first / Terry O'Banion --
Back to the future / Terry O'Banion --
How firm a foundation : the promise of technology / Terry O'Banion --
How firm a foundation : learning research, outcome measures, and learning organizations / Terry O'Banion --
The journey of transformation for Sinclair Community College / David H. Ponitz --
Emerging models of the new paradigm at Jackson Community College / Lee Howser and Carole Schwinn --
Lane changes : transformation at Lane Community College / Jerry Moskus --
Becoming a learner-centered college system at Maricopa / Paul A. Elsner --
The Palomar College experience / George R. Boggs and Diane G. Michael --
The Community College of Denver creates a climate for learning / Byron McClenney --
Launching a learning college / Terry O'Banion.

Summary:
Many earlier attempts at education reform have failed, causing some critics to call for a much more expansive wave of reform in which learning becomes a central focus. O'Banion presents an argument for the community college, with its strong penchant for innovation and risk-taking, as the ideal forum for creating this new learning paradigm. He proposes a provocative new concept called "the learning college," which is designed to help students make passionate connections to learning. The book describes in detail the six key principles that form the definition and character of a learning college. Emerging models of this concept are already in place at a handful of community colleges, and six of these pioneering institutions share their initial journeys in this book. O'Banion provides a practical guide for community college leaders who are preparing their institutions to enter the 21st century.

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